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129 resources with the concept neurons

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The Speed of Life

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Time appears to go faster the older we get, but why? A timeless video explores this concept psychologically and scientifically. Through an experiment and neuroscience, viewers better understand the paradox of aging.
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What Happens When You Have a Concussion?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever had a concussion? Watch a video that explains the complicated dangers of concussions and how brain neurons are damaged during a concussion. Discover ways to heal the brain after a concussion and the long term effects of head trauma.
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Mirroring Emotions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Do you ever give your class the "teacher look"? Without saying a word, they become silent and engaged (hopefully). How do they know what you're thinking? Explore the concept of nonverbal communication and how it relates to our mirror...
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What Is a Neuron?

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Your class won't get on your nerves while doing this modeling activity! After teaching the structure and function of a neuron using the included diagrams, give individuals some clay and chenille stems so that they can make their own...
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Study Jams! The Nervous System

For Students 5th - 10th Standards
Get your class thinking with animations of neurons in action and explanations of how stimuli is transported and processed. This film makes an ideal introduction or review of the nervous system. The parts of the brain and what they...
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Neurons and the Nervous System

For Teachers 7th - 12th
The highlight of this series is activitiy #4. Anatomy pupils examine slides of three unknown cells. With the function of the nervous system in mind, they consider the structure of each and try to guess which one is part of that system....
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Anatomy of a Neuron

For Students 9th - 12th
Various colors are used on the black background of a Smart Board to compose a drawing of a neuron cell and all its parts while the anatomy of a neuron is described. The function of a neuron is also explained in detail. Show to your...
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Neurotransmitters Contain Chemicals

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Human body systems students play a card game, "Locks & Keys" in order to learn that neurotransmitters carry a message from one neuron to another by fitting into a receptor site on the receiving nerve cell. While this activity can...
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Crossing the Synaptic Gap

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
As part of a unit on the chemistry of the brain, thinkers learn how chemicals work to transmit messages between individual neurons and how controlled substances impact the synaptic cleft. They do so by playing a dice-and-card game in...
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How Close Are We to Uploading Our Minds?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What would it take to digitally upload someone's mind? A fascinating video first describes how a brain works, then looks at a future where people can live forever through avatars. The video describes the required technological advances...
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The Surprising Reason Our Muscles Get Tired

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does pain really indicate gain when it comes to muscle aches? A short, animated video details the science behind the pain associated with muscle fatigue.
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How Habits Change Your Brain

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Have you ever driven home and weren't quite sure how you got there? If it's a path you take regularly, it's easy to recreate the habit without much thought. Learners explore the concept with a focus on the neurological pathways that make...
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Does Someone Else Have Your Face?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Our brains may misrepresent features that make some faces look more alike than they actually are. Learners watch a video lesson that breaks down how the brain reads facial features and how those features themselves are not as important...
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Does Melatonin Do Anything?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Melatonin is a supplement that is gaining popularity. The jury is still out, however, on its effectiveness according to the video presentation that is part of a larger reaction series. The narrator discusses the different factors that...
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Unit 4: The Brain

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Drugs interact with the brain to alter moods, emotions, and behaviors by changing the brain's chemistry, perceptions, and interactions. The final lesson in the Pharmacology unit shows scholars experiments, has them complete four labs,...
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Paralysed Rats Made To Walk Again

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The cure for paralysis seems to be some electrical stimulation and a little bit of chocolate. A video presentation examines work done in Switzerland that successfully allowed paralyzed rats to walk again. Electrical stimulation allows...
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Neural Control of Walking and Running

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Physical therapists state that relearning how to walk often motivates stroke and brain injury patients. Researchers spend a great deal of time focused on understanding the neural control required for walking. They pass along that...
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Neurons in Parietal Cortex Are Active During Straddling

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know which parts of the brain various functions use? With the help of an animated cat, viewers observe this process. They listen to the activity of one neuron as the cat steps over an obstacle and hear when the neuron...
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What If You Never Forgot Anything?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
What would life be like if we never forgot anything? Challenge scholars to imagine the possibilities using a video from an extensive science playlist. Content includes how memories form, why forgetting is essential to learning, and what...
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Why Do We Itch?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our skin is the first line of defense against insects, parasites, and other irritants. How do we defend it? Step inside the science of scratching with a video from an informative playlist. Topics include how itching evolved, what happens...
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Motor Cabal Toxins Block Motor Neuron Synapses

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Cone snails release four different toxins, each capable of paralyzing a fish. An animation demonstrates that the toxins work independently, and then explains the impact of this redundant system on the nervous system.
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Development of the Human Embryonic Brain

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Viewers follow the development of a human embryo, the brain, and the number of neurons at each stage. They learn when the brain stops growing and the importance of neural connectivity.
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Repellant Ephrin Signals Guide Limb Innervations

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The foot bone connects to the leg bone, but how? Learn about how neurons grow in the proper direction thanks to signalling. Observe what happens when they encounter a repulsive ephrin signal and the correction process that takes place.
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Development of the Cerebral Cortex

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do the many parts of our brains form as we grow and develop? Peer inside a developing brain using a short video. Topics include stem cells, differentiation, and the unusual way these specialized neurons organize themselves throughout...